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  1. allow mobile broadband handling

    Hello Dev Team!

    If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
    Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

    Thank you

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      3 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Bluetooth LE Eddystone capability

      The current support for Bluetooth LE in Win10 Creators Update does not allow publishing of an Eddystone beacon ( https://developers.google.com/beacons/eddystone ) because the api reserves the use of many data section types.
      This limits the capability of the btle publishing api to manufacturer specific payloads. It would be useful if this limitation were removed allowing physical web support to be developed using windows alone without requiring additional hardware resources to publish beacons.

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      • WCF Username Password Authentication

        Add support to allow WCF services to be consumed that have custom username/password authentication on the binding.

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        • Provide a specialised Password Manager Hook into all apps

          This would be a really cool feature to have for all Windows Form Factors, currently this is achieved either via COM on Windows, and on Android, however, the current implementations of those aren't very safe, because it provides unauthorised access across the System. It would be great if you could request special permission from the User (Like a Notification Manager request), and that would allow the password manager, to fill password forms.

          There would need to be some things that would probably need to be specified for that to work, such as specifying a Username textbox. How this could work,…

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          • Timeout on StreamSocket

            Need timeout on read from StreamSocket just like with old .net sockets and serialport. Now you have destroy the complete connection if a device on a Bluetooth serial connection does not respond.
            While this makes no sense at all. there nothing wrong with the connection, it is just a serial device not responding.

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            • Side Loaded Apps - Full kernel driver access. Allow Windows IoT Enterprise embedded devices to run a WUP app and access its own PCIe devic

              Side Loaded Apps - Full kernel driver access. Allow Windows IoT Enterprise embedded devices to run a WUP app and access its own PCIe Hardware. In theory it is allowed. In practice there is no way to petiton for help.

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              • Add the downloaded file cachepolicy settings by BackgroundDownloader

                A store app uses BackgroundDownloader download a FTP URI. After the first successful download, BackgroundDownloader caches the resulting file.Regardless of whether the FTP server is online or the file is updated, downloaded again will be successful to get a cache file. Do not uninstall this App case, how to download again the latest file in real time from the same FTP URI ?

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                • Contact Manager api : Need performance optimization

                  I am developing a Windows Phone 8.1 application using windows xaml and c#. And the app needed to sync users phone contacts with the server.

                  So at the point , We need to get all contacts from the phone and have to send it to the server. But compared to Silver light version contact api performance is really poor and it takes mare time to load all contacts.

                  Please consider my suggestion on this case

                  1. Polish your new Contact Manager api to get the maximum performance .Hence the user not to sit idle till it loads.

                  2. I could…

                  12 votes
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                  • Task-API similar to the existing Appointment-API

                    An app can easily provide its own calendar to the OS, so the appointments are shown in the build-in calendar. This is a very nice feature!
                    Unfortunately, there doesn't exist an API to do the same for tasks (todo-items). The build-in calendar-app only presents tasks from Exchange- or Outlook.com-accounts.
                    It would be nice if an app could provide its own tasks / todos to the OS.

                    4 votes
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                    • pubCenter API to provide daily App reports

                      Need microsoft pubcenter publisher reporting api to fetch my apps reporting stats on daily basis instead of manually login and fetch stats.

                      Thanks

                      2 votes
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                      • Allow more specific queries on FindAppointmentsAsync

                        Allow more specific queries on Appointments.

                        For example, if allow to find appointments by end date (start date + duration) we can know what is happening in current moment.

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                        • Allow API hooks to access frames displayed by screen. (Real-time video stream)

                          Enabling developers to access a the data sent to the device screen for displaying.

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                          • Events upon outgoing/incoming call started and ended

                            I would be extremely useful in a variety of app types to be notified upon call started and ended events, at least be able to check whether or not the device is being used for a phonecall.

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                            • Special multitasking for VOIP and IM

                              We need support special multitasking tasks, like VOIP and IM! We can't create good apps for this services without this API, looks on your Skype client, wtf?? iOS already has this API's!

                              5 votes
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                              • No. of contacts in a Group should not be limited to 20

                                As of now the number of contacts that can be added to a group is restricted to 20, please remove the cap.

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                                • meeting recurrence patterns

                                  calendar functionality does not allow for specifying end date for meeting or appointment. Bring back reccurrence from wm 6.5 where you could create complex meeting schedules

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                                  • allow sync of exchange notes

                                    allow sync of ms exchange notes

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                                    • Sound Clips Through MMS

                                      I have a voice memo saved on my phone I'd like my buddy to hear. But I can't send them a clip.

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                                      • EmailComposeTaskを使ってメールにファイルを添付出来ない

                                        撮影した写真を友達に送るようなアプリを開発しようとした際に、メールにファイルを添付出来なくて実装を諦めました。

                                        EmailComposeTaskクラスを拡張して、メールに画像やファイルを添付可能なように変更して頂けませんでしょうか。

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                                        • Please provide support for S/MIME email

                                          S/MIME email is a mandatory requirement at my company and support for that on the Windows Phone platform is needed before we can consider it.

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                                            Thank you for the suggestion and commentary; I’m pleased to mark this suggestion as ‘Started’.

                                            As announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and on the Windows Phone Blog, S/MIME support is coming to Windows Phone with the Windows Phone enterprise feature pack, with an announced delivery in the first half of 2014.

                                            For more information, please refer to the Windows Phone team blog at:
                                            http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/07/10/making-windows-phone-an-even-better-choice-for-business.aspx

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